Indian Wells, CA

Bill Gates, a part time resident of Indian Wells in the Coachella Valley has been a prominent voice among the Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier in the year, the former Microsoft CEO and Philanthropist shared his optimism on the pandemic potentially coming to an end however, the Omicron variant has pushed back his optimism.

In a series of tweets today, Gates shared his current thoughts on the pandemic as well as decision to cancel the majority of his holiday plans. He wrote:

“Just when it seemed like life would return to normal, we could be entering the worst part of the pandemic. Omicron will hit home for all of us. Close friends of mine now have it, and I’ve canceled most of my holiday plans.”

“If there’s good news here, it’s that omicron moves so quickly that once it becomes dominant in a country, the wave there should last less than 3 months. Those few months could be bad, but I still believe if we take the right steps, the pandemic can be over in 2022.”

“I know it’s frustrating to go into another holiday season with COVID looming over us. But it won’t be like this forever. Someday the pandemic will end, and the better we look after each other, the sooner that time will come.”

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